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Located in the Department of Municipal Services, the Building Division is responsible for overseeing construction projects and permits in the City of Bayonne.

Before you start your project, make sure to call the Building Department. Additionally, consider the following:

Do I Need A Construction Permit?

Below is a list of projects for which a permit is NOT required. If your project does not appear on the list below, please call the Building Department to see if you need a permit.

Building Permits
  • Exterior and interior painting
  • Installation, repair, or replacement of any interior finishes of less than 25% of the wall area in any given room
  • Wallpapering and vinyl wall coverings (Panelingdoes require a permit)
  • Installation and replacement of any window or door including garage doors in the same opening without altering the dimensions or framing of the original opening
  • The repair of any non-structural member such a partition railing or kitchen cabinet
  • Repair or replacement of any trim, decoration or molding
  • The repair of roofing not exceeding 25% of the total roof area within any 12 month period
  • The repair of siding not exceeding 25% of the total exterior wall area within any 12 month period
  • The replacement or installation of screens
  • Replacement of exterior gutters and leaders
Plumbing Permits
  • Replacement of hose bib valves in single-family dwellings; however, they must be replaced with an approved vacuum breaker
  • Refinishing of existing fixtures (Relining of fixtures requires a permit)
  • Replacement of ballcocks; however, they must be an approved anti-siphon type
  • Repair of leaks involving the replacement of piping between two adjacent joints only
  • Clearances of stoppages
  • Replacement of faucets or working parts of faucets
  • Replacement of traps in single family residences
  • Replacement of domestic clothes washers and dishwashers
Electrical Permits
  • Replacement of any receptacle, switch or lightning fixtures rated at 20 amps or less
  • Repairs to doorbells, communication systems and motor operated devices
  • Communication wiring in single family residences
  • Replacement of domestic dishwashers
  • Replacement of range hoods in single family dwellings
Fire Protection Permits
  • Replacement of smoke or heat detectors
  • Installation of battery powered smoke detectors
Mechanical Permits
  • Replacement of motors, pumps and fans of the same capacity
  • Repair of heating, supply and return piping which does not require re-arrangement of the piping system
  • Repair and replacement of ductwork
  • Repair of air-conditioning equipment
  • Replacement of control devices for heating and air conditioning

Construction Official Richard Bielinski
Tel: (201) 858.6069

Plumbing Sub-Code Official Richard Bielinski
Tel: (201) 858.6080

Building Sub-Code Official Dan Wall
Tel: (201) 858.6084

Electrical Sub-Code Official Carl Attisano
Tel: (201) 858.6068

Zoning Officer Donna Ward
Tel: (201) 858.6110

Tel (Voice Mail - Contractors Only): (201) 858.5696
Tel (Permit Desk): (201) 858.6073
Fax: (201) 858.6122

Location City of Bayonne
630 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm exc. holidays

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